Deputy Director, Finance and Administration, Job in Kenya

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Deputy Director, Finance and Administration, Job in Kenya


The Deputy Director, Finance and Administration will report to the Director/CEO KNLS. The officer will provide strategic leadership by working with the Director/CEO and Management team to ensure the overall development and implementation of the organization’s mandate.

Terms and Conditions of Service

Basic Salary:

Kshs. 137,100 x 6,120 – 143,220 x 7,020 – 150,240 x 7,920 – 158,160 x 8,820 –

House Allowance:

166,980 x 9,300 – 176,280 x 9,600 – 185,880 x 9,900 – 195,780 p.m.

Kshs. 70,000 PM

Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 14,000 PM

Leave Allowance:

Kshs. 10,000 PA

Annual Leave:

30 working days per financial year

Medical Cover and other allowances: As provided by KNLS Board and SRC.

Duty Location: Head Office-Nairobi

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of Board policies and implementation of Board resolutions
  • Support the Director/CEO in the development and implementation of Board’s strategic plan
  • Prepare and present relevant position papers to Board/Management/External Agencies
  • Provide leadership to foster a culture that promotes team capability, efficiency and reflects the values which facilitate performance, professionalism and innovation by staff
  • Oversee the formulation and implementation of Human Resource, administration and financial management policies
  • Appraise and evaluate staff performance
  • Develop and administer suitable staff compensation benefits scheme
  • Ensure implementation of appropriate staff development and training
  • Oversee the preparation, monitoring and reporting of budget
  • Manage the corporation’s assets and ensure they are insured and tagged to mitigate risks
  • Serve as a mentor, coach and guide to senior staff
  • Coordinate construction projects and oversee repairs and maintenance of the facilities
  • Any other duties relevant to the function

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Finance/Accounting/Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized Institution with at least seven (7) years of continuous service and work experience, five (5) of which must be at a Senior Management level in a large organization
  • Professional knowledge and competence in Financial Management and Administration
  • Proven literacy in ICT applications, especially in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Knowledge of Kenya Government’s financial and operational procedures
  • Be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and in good standing
  • Strategic Leadership and Development Programme (SLDP) Course (at least 6 weeks)
  • Work experience in a National or Public Library environment will be an added advantage

Core Competencies

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to mobilize resources
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Presentation skills
  • Team Player
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive relations with staff, donors and public

How to Apply

Interested and eligible candidates are hereby invited to submit their application (2 copies) to be delivered by hand/ courier quoting the Job Reference on both the envelope and cover letter.

Enclose a detailed and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, indicating your current remuneration, reliable daytime telephone contacts together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and National Identity card/ Valid Passport.

You should also provide names of three (3) referees who must be familiar with your previous work experience indicating their telephone and email address.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director/CEO

Kenya National Library Service

Maktaba Kuu Building – 5th Floor

Ngong Road, Community Area

P.O Box 30573-00100


So as to reach the office not later than 7th March, 2023 at 5: 00p.m East African time.


Knls Board is an equal opportunity employer, Persons with Disabilities, Youth, Persons from Marginalized groups and Minority communities who meet the requirements of the advertised job vacancies are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and upon being successful and granted an offer of employment, successful candidates MUST present clearances and satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following:

  1. Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  2.  Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  3.  Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  4.  Clearance form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  5.  Clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

It is a criminal offence for any applicant to provide false information and documents in the job application.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Board does not charge or ask for any money at any stage of the recruitment process.

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